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Babolat is a France based tennis, badminton, and squash equipment company, known for its racquets which are used by many of todays  top tennis players such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick,Fernando Gonzalez, Robby Ginepri, Igor Andreev, Komlavi Loglo, Agnieszka Radwanska and Carlos Moyà. Babolat has made strings since 1875, when Pierre Babolat created the first strings made of natural gut.  He continued to focus on strings until 1994, when it became a total tennis company. That is, Babolat began producing racquet  and selling them in Europe. He then moved on to Japan, and later to the USA in 2000. The popularity of Babolat racquets picked up quickly in North America and Europe, trademarked by the easily identifiable double lines across the strings of the racquet face, and along the racquet frame itself.

Fifty years after its first natural gut strings, Babolat launched VS Brand Gut. Eighty one years later, VS Brand Gut is still one of the most recognized brands of natural gut and is used by many top pros such as Andy Roddick.

Babolat produces multiple series of racquet models. The Pure Drive series blue racquet is a series that includes the Pure Drive Team used by Kim Clijsters and Carlos Moya; and the Pure Drive Team Plus. The second series includes the Babolat Pure Control Team and the Babolat Pure Control Team Plus models, the red racquet with white stripes used by tennis players such as Robby Ginepri and Justin Gimelstob. The third series includes the Babolat Pure Storm Team, an orange and black racquet used by Fernando Gonzalez. The Aero series includes the Babolat AeroPro Drive, a black racquet with yellow stripes once used by Rafael Nadal. The Aero Range is considered to provide the most racquet head speed and spin due to its aero modular technology. Other racquets in this range include the Aeropro control. Recently released series include the Pure Drive Roddick, the plus version used by Andy Roddick, and the NS and Drive Z range; and the Aero Pro Drive Cortex. This Cortex system claims to reduce vibrations which improves the players comfort and feel of contact with the ball.

Other variations of its Pure Drive models include the Roddick Signature, Oversize and the updated Team and Plus model with Babolats new cortex vibration dampening technology used by Komlavi Loglo. The new Aeropro Drive with Cortex will be the first aero model racket to be fitted with cortex technology. The Pure Control line was abandoned for a time but has since been revived with the Pure Control Zylon 360, a lighter version which had poor sales and was subsequently renamed the Pure Storm; in this incarnation the racquet has since gained quite a large following for its low stiffness and control level. Due to the popularity of the low powered and flexible Pure Storm, Babolat has decided to create a new version of the Pure Control Team called Pure Storm Tour that has indentical specs to the Pure Control Team except for a big difference in the flex which dropped from 70 to 63 and 62 on the extended length version. Babolat also updated the previous Pure Storm along with the new Pure Storm Tour with a new material called Carbon Extreme placed around the head for extra stability.

A Babolat Pure Drive Team Plus; take note of the characteristic stripes white on this racquet.

At the 2005 Australian Open, Babolat was the most popular brand of racquet used by competitors, eclipsing traditional market leaders Dunlop, Prince, Head, Wilson, Yonex, Volkl and Slazenger.

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